Team Sky's Elia Viviani misses time cut at Giro d'Italia after hard and fast stage eight

The sprinter finished five minutes shy of an hour down on stage winner Gianluca Brambilla

(Image credit: Watson)

Team Sky's Italian sprinter Elia Viviani finished the eighth stage of the Giro d'Italia in 5-09-31, but it was not fast enough to avoid the time cut. The race jury sent him and two others home after the Arezzo stage finish.

Viviani led the small three-man group home, placing 188th ahead of Iuri Filosi (Nippo-Vini Fantini) and Boy Van Poppel (Trek-Segafredo) and 55-26 minutes behind stage winner and new race leader, Gianluca Brambilla (Etixx–Quick-Step).

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